Former USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue to join Kalera’s Board of Directors

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One of the biggest vertical farming companies worldwide – Kalera – announced that former United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will join its Board of Directors, adding he has also personally invested in the company in the latest financing round.

“The addition of a global industry titan like Sonny Perdue is a validation of Kalera’s role in defining how we feed the world for generations to come,” said Daniel Malechuk, CEO of Kalera.

“We are humbled that Sonny has chosen to join us as a fully-active participant on our Board, and are excited about the unique perspective and insight he will provide through his experience as Secretary of Agriculture for the world’s leading agriculture and food producer.”

The tech-driven vertical farming company’s high-yield, data-driven hydroponic production facilities have been designed to grow vegetables at a lower cost, and with low environmental impact.